Craig Davidson
Craig Davidson
Undergraduate honours registered nurse
Glasgow Caledonian University

Craig graduated with a First-Class Honours in Nursing Studies (Adult) from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in July 2020. He was awarded the Ross Hall Prize for Academic Excellence and Achievement. Craig was also the Departmental Representative for the Department of Nursing and Community Health. He took up his first staff nurse post in Infectious Diseases in May 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. In May 2021, Craig moved on to work as a community staff nurse in Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s Asylum Health Bridging Team, working with newly arrived asylum-seekers to Glasgow. He was promoted to Senior Health Nurse in July 2021. Craig’s nursing passions lie in global and public health policy, and leadership and management. He aspires to work for the Scottish Government one day as an advisor and researcher specialising in health policy. Craig is a Healthcare and Leadership Academy scholar 2021-2022 who passionately strives for equitable access and treatment for all to create a socially just healthcare system. He was honoured to sit on the working group for the NHS Scotland Pride badge initiative. Craig is a member of Sigma Nursing’s Scottish Chapter, Omega Xi, and completed their Nightingale Challenge for novice nurse leaders. In 2021, the Nightingale Challenge became the Nursing Now Challenge. Now, Craig is the Nursing Now Challenge’s European regional hub co-chair with Italy’s Floriana Pinto. They aim to challenge the status quo and promote leadership in early-career nurses and midwives. Craig became involved with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) early on, holding one of the two Scottish representative seats on the RCN Students’ Committee. He went on to chair the committee in his second year. Subsequently, Craig became a steering committee member of the RCN Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum, and a curator of RCN Newly Registered Nurses. While at university, Craig was a student editor for the Nursing Times and a curator of the Student Nurse Project. @WeNurses included Craig in their list of #100OutstandingNurses in 2018, one of only three student nurses. He was also shortlisted as a future nursing leader for the National Student Nurse Congress Award 2019. Craig was honoured to be the recipient of the Student Nursing Times Award for Student Nurse of the Year: Adult, 2019.